By: Jacqueline Pfeiffer**
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Nearly 200 women arrived at Nissan Stadium on Saturday to audition to become a Tennessee Titans Cheerleader for the 2016 season.
More than 200 ladies compete during preliminary cheerleader auditions at Nissan Stadium. (Photos: Gary Glenn)
The day included both the Preliminary Round and the Semi-Final Round of auditions, and concluded with the announcement of 49 Titans Cheerleading Finalists. Judges included former NFL Cheerleaders, professional choreographers, photographers and even a Titans season Ticket Holder, Amy Benefield who won the opportunity to sit on the judges' panel.
Director of Cheerleading, Stacie Kinder, will now lead the women through five finalist workshops, and conduct interviews in preparation for final auditions.
"We had one of our best groups in the opening rounds of auditions to date," said Kinder. "The rise in talent level at the Titans Cheerleading audition is just another way to show Nashville's incredible growth over the last few years."
Final Auditions, presented by Price's Collision Center, will be held on May 1st at 6 p.m. at the Wildhorse Saloon. The event is open to the public, and tickets are available at the door or in advance: